Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Perez dies at 74


Posted at Aug 12 2021 07:42 PM

MANILA - Former Associate Justice Jose Portugal Perez has died, the Supreme Court announced on Thursday.

He was 74. The high court said it has not been told of the cause of death. 

According to the top court's public information office, Perez was a court insider and became a technical assistant in 1971 before his appointment as Associate Justice in December 2009.

He retired 7 years later.